Young hails Aphrodite's attractions

WHILE the Aphrodite gold project north of Kalgoorlie is very much a work in progress with a couple of “step changes” needed to “really make it work”, Spitfire Materials MD John Young is confident the opportunity is a “company maker”.

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Speaking at Spitfire’s AGM, Young pointed to the underground resources of around 600,000 ounces grading 7 grams per tonne between 400-600m as “really grabbing our attention”.

Spitfire’s challenge is defining the on the optimal processing route for the refractory mineralisation, and in particular maximising the grade going into the mill.

Work on that is ongoing, while a new 3D model of the underground mineralisation is expected by February next year after which drilling will be undertaken leading to an updated resource by mid-year.

Spitfire has more or less ditched the previous feasibility work – carried out by merger partner Aphrodite Gold – that looked at an open cut mining oxide, transitional ...